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Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Ashok Kumar Banker’s internationally acclaimed Ramayana Series® has been hailed by critics as a milestone (India Today). AKB eBOOKS is India’s first bestselling international ebookstore, offering exclusive digital downloads of prolific Indian English author Ashok K. Banker’s. The seeds of war have been planted and the world is on the brink of the greatest of all in Ashok Banker’s The Epic Mahabharata series, The Children.

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Siege of Mithila RS 3: His mahabharaata is well written, competently edited and, based on what I could gather from my own miniscule research, very close to the original. Rider of Garuda KC 8: When that country achieved independence, all other members of her family chose to claim British citizenship and either return to the UK or migrate to other countries.

The series is ranked at No. I have tried to include the Lankan rakshasa point of view in my own Ramayana to some extent mahabharaata although I had to make basic choices to avoid confusing the reader with too much variation.

The Epic Mahabharata (Children of Midnight, book 1) by Ashok K Banker

It’s a word that’s forgotten, a genre that’s fallen out of popularity. My method of retelling epics involves referring to other major existing translations, noting infelicities, unnecessary rewrites and lacunae where they exist, then translating the original work myself, and finally, using my translation as a basis for an imaginative retelling. Many of Banker’s original screenplays have been optioned or purchased for production but remain unproduced to date due to the daunting budgets required to bring his epic stories to the big screen.


The couple settled in the neighbourhood of Byculla in Mumbaior Bombay as it was then known. Maharishi Krishna Dweipayana Vyasa has passed on. Banker is a contemporary Indian novelist often counted among the significant literary names in post-colonial Indian literature His work is the focus of several academic studies [18] mahabhaarta its cross-cultural themes and realistic portrayals of Indian urban issues.

In the same way, we should feel the bannker and majesty of the epic when we read it. One of the first Indian authors to embrace changing technology, Banker began sharing his work online with readers as early aswhen public internet access began in India.

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Vengeance of Ravana RS 8: Saturday, March 17, Vyasa At least one Indian publisher, Westland Books, has capitalised on the success of Banker’s Ramayana Series by publishing other authors such as Amish Tripathi and Ashwin Sanghifinally signing on the “epic Indian storyteller” himself in [30] for his volume Mahabharata Series.

I am irrelevant to these books. After all, even itihasa has to be first written by someone.

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And this time, it is Pandu who banksr face his wrath. Based on the original Sanskrit shlokas with vivid action-packed narration and descriptions, this sampoorn Mahabharata retelling brings to life all the magic and majesty, wonders and violence of the world s greatest epic.


Have doubts regarding this product? Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, all the mxhabharata Hollywood product like Star Wars, etc, it all comes from the mothership of Indian itihasa.

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The fact is I’ve published an average of barely one book every four to five years. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

The Epic Mahabharata

Because Tulsidas comments and interjects his own observations and opinions at every point, telling us how he feels about Rama’s azhok, Sita’s pain, Ravana’s anger, etc. Who can say how many breaths make one prolific? I feel that’s why Tulsidas’s commentary is much more popular today than Valmiki’s retelling. I don’t believe we individually matter.

Ashok works entirely solo, using no researchers, assistants, associates or co-writers. In a way, the Ramayana is not just India’s first poem, our ‘adi-kavya’, it is the first true masterpiece of world literature, the first novel, and most certainly the origin of all world fantasy and imaginative literature.

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